Bobby Rush doesn’t want to call it ‘retirement’


With help from Rishika Dugyala and Teresa Wiltz

What up, Recast family! Happy New Year! The Food and Drug Administration approves Pfizer’s Covid boosters for those ages 12 to 15 as Omicron cases soar, GOP. Rep. Devin Nunes officially resigns from the U.S. House and this week marks one year since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. But we kick things off with the announcement that Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) isn’t seeking reelection.

The longtime civil rights activist, former Black Panther and 15-term U.S. representative is leaving Congress at the end of his term. Just don’t call it a retirement.

“First of all, I’m not retiring man, alright?” he said in an interview with POLITICO Monday evening. “I am not ready to go…

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